Young parents are determined to name their newborns something creative and unique, no matter what burden that name may put on their progeny. With names such as “Brooklyn” and “Milo” bordering on mainstream because of their ubiquity, the dawn of the hipster baby name has almost ensured a future generation of Pajama Boys.
Monica Lewinsky injected herself into the news cycle once again this week, this time with a fascinating re-writing of her dubious place in history. Lewinsky painted herself as victim, once again, but this time she claims to be a victim of the Internet. Or, more specifically, of Matt Drudge and the Drudge Report.
In Lewinsky’s warped (or calculated) view of her time in the limelight, she was the world’s first victim of “cyberbullying” and Drudge the first perpetrator.
One thing about the Internet that is undeniable is that it creates a record of a person’s behavior and statements so when they attempt to rearrange their personal narrative, as Lewinsky is attempting, previous statements can be reflected upon and held up to new-found interpretations of past deeds.
In two weeks voters in the nation’s capital will vote on a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The latest polls show over 70 percent of likely voters favor the initiative.
However, the new law will provide no job protection for those tokers whose workplace prohibits pot use amongst their employees. Making pot legal will not negate employers the right to fire any of their employees who test positive for the devil weed in random drug testing.
“I’m an American. I’m not an African-American; I’m an American.” With that simple statement, child star Raven-Symoné articulated a message of racial healing that all members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Jesse Jackson’s “Rainbow Coalition,” and the Obama administration have been unable to achieve.
A recent report in the Washington Examiner exposed a little-observed hearing of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology last year. The hearing focused on the “Lifeline Fund” which was intended to provide cell phones to underprivileged individuals for safety and security purposes.
The policy was instituted under the Bush administration, but gained national prominence when a protester outside a Romney for President rally in Cleveland told a citizen journalist why she supported President Obama.